Joy Hedquist

I would not have been able to pursue my degree without the online option."

Joy Hedquist is a Kindergarten teacher in the Wrenshall school district, which provides an array of learning opportunities.

BACK TO SCHOOL

As an adult, the prospect of returning to school was a challenge for Hedquist. The task of balancing work and family with continuing her education became much more feasible as a Distance Learning student enrolled in online classes.

"I would not have been able to pursue my degree without the online option," she said. "I was able to make appointments with my instructors, who were happy to sit down with me and give one-on-one time when I needed extra support."

LIFELONG LEARNING

Hedquist already has her sights set on continuing her education, thanks to the benefits online learning provides. "I am now planning to pursue a Master's Degree next year, and I will be doing that online as well," she said.